Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    TV Tonight 
 
  

Food Network's Anne Thornton Fired For Stealing Recipes

Food Network's Anne Thornton has gotten the axe from her TV show after executives discovered some of her recipes were too similar to versions dished out by Martha Stewart and Barefoot Contessa.

Thornton's 'Dessert First' launched on the network in October 2010. But the show's second season will be its last.

"The network discovered the similarities during the second season of the show," a source tells the New York Post.

"They went back and reviewed her first season, and discovered what looked like copying then, too. Many of her recipes were close, with only a few minor edits, to other chefs' recipes."

Among the recipes she is said to have lifted was the frosting for her German Chocolate Cupcakes, which was found to be a replica of Martha Stewart's Coco (photosCoco photos)nut Pecan frosting recipe from her 2009 book 175 Cupcakes.

The pastry chef's Luscious Lemon Squares was also found to be similar to a 1999 recipe from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa.

And her Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast from the cookbook 'The Essence of Chocolate' with Thornton's only addition being orange zest.

Food Network bosses were concerned because not only were recipe ingredients almost identical, but so were the cooking instructions for each of the sweet sensations.

Reached for comment, a Food Network spokeswoman declined to address the allegations and claimed poor ratings were to blame for the show's cancellation.

February 17, 2012 |

 Latest TV Videos


Diamond Dallas Page -- I Can Save Kobe ... Just Like I Saved Chris Jericho

Caitlyn Jenner Set to Pose Nude With Her Olympic Medal for Sports Illustrated Cover

Blac Chyna Robbery – Looks To Be An Inside Job

Is Freddy Krueger Gay?

Steve Aoki Throws a Muffin At Our Camera Guy

Kate Upton Engaged!!

Marcia Clark Talks Harvey’s Role In The OJ Simpson Trial

Kylie Jenner Bloody After Met Gala




© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback


 

 
 More News
Fans Ask Disney To Make Elsa A Lesbian In 'Frozen' Sequel
Woody Allen On Younger Wife: 'I Provided Her With Enormous Opportunities'
Sean Penn Settles Defamation Lawsuit Against 'Empire's Lee Daniels
Stephen Colbert Asks 'God' Why He Would Let Donald Trump Get Nomination
Jimmy Fallon's Donald Trump Calls Obama After Indiana Win On 'Tonight Show'
Gwen Stefani & James Corden Do 'Carpool Karaoke' With Clooney & Julia Roberts
Allison Janney & Bradley Whitford Do 'West Wing' Walk-and-Talk With Corden
Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan & Bettany Play 'Musical Beers'
Julie Bowen Recalls Wearing Latex Catsuit To Sarah Hyland's Party
[More ...]

Latest Photos (more photos)